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Windows 7: Windows photo viewer error

27 May 2017   #1

windows 7 32bit ultimate
Windows photo viewer error

Hello folks.

Can you help me please to fix this problem. It just happen from nowhere.. One day, like others, i wanted to print one image. I open picture with windows photo viewer and i wanted print it. When i push print nothing happens. Half second print show that it start but then it come back to same window.

I can tell this is not printer problem or.. I don't know. I think somehow windows photo viewer get error because if i print with PAINT everything working fine.

I start google search and i found one file: photowiz.dll - i download this file from one forum. Second i take original photowiz.dll from system32 folder where it was. I put this file in my desktop and copy downloaded file to system32. This fix my problem but it not was same. When i change file it not was original window from where i can start print but it start show me print wizard. And every time if i want to print i need go true this wizard.

So.. From where i can get original photowiz.dll file? Because i think this is my problem.

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit.

+ i add two images how it looks before and after.


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29 May 2017   #2

windows 7 32bit ultimate

ok. I see nobody know how to fix this problem like me.

So maybe somebody can copy this file from your windows 7: photowiz.dll - its taken from C/Windows/System32 folder and add in here or add somewhere and give link to it? Maybe clean file fix my problem.

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01 Jun 2017   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You can use this to get installation media and get whatever file you want too or reinstall
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
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06 Jul 2017   #4

Window 7 32bit

Dear Magas,

Why you don't use other Image Viewer like KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro or IrfanView?
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09 Aug 2017   #5

win8.1 64bit

i also have this trouble, too. Can't not preview image with original windows photo viewer
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23 Dec 2017   #6

windows 7 64 bit

Thank you, mariam123. After trying every possible fix, I gave on Windows 7's Photo Viewer. I went to several forums and I tried every darn thing, replacing dll's, updating drivers, changing display settings, *everything*. After wasting all that time, it turns out Irfaniew is actually superior to Photo Viewer, with more options. But it's not so over-complicated that the defaults don't work perfectly. I set my file associations to Irfanview so that it opens automatically and now I wonder why Photo Viewer ever seemed necessary except as an exercise in Microsoft frustration, if that's what you're into.
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